Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
WROTHAM,or WROTHOM, SIMON, Farmington 1653, freem. 1654, by w. Sarah had three ch. Elizabeth wh. m. 5 Nov. 1679, Thomas Newell; Susanna, wh. m. 25 Nov. 1679, Samuel Hough; and Simon. His w. d. 16 Nov. 1684, and he made his will 1686, but liv. to Nov. 1689. The s. Simon d. unm. Jan. 1695, and the name is extinct.
WYARD, JOHN, Wethersfield, m. 1681, Sarah Standish, perhaps d. of Thomas, had Lois, b. 1682; John, 1684; Thomas, 1686; Eunice, 1688; Jonathan, 1690; and Sarah; was selectman, 1692. ROBERT, Boston 1662, Hartford 1666, may have been f. of the preced. d. 11 Sept. 1682, leav. wid. and prob. childr. Sometimes this name is Wiard, Wyer, or Wier.
WYATT, WIAT, or WYAT, EDWARD, Dorchester, freem. 1645, liv. in 1667, had w. Mary, wh. d. 6 Feb. 1706, aged 92, a wid. wh. had been instrumental for bring. into the world more than 1,100 ch. as told in Blake's Ann. 37. He was f. of Nathaniel, and of Waitstill, wh. m. Capt. Thomas Vose, and almost equal. her mo. in age. See Geneal. Reg. X. 294. ISRAEL, Hatfield, youngest s. of John of Haddam, m. 1690, Sarah Pratt, perhaps d. of the third John of Hartford, had Sarah, b. 1693; Israel, and Susanna, tw. 1696, of wh. Israel d. soon; Israel, again, 1700; and Hannah, 1703; rem. to Colchester, and prob. had other ch. bef. or aft. *JAMES, Taunton 1643, was a lieut. rep. 1652-60, and d. July 1664. JOHN, Ipswich 1638, d. 1665, as Coffin inform. Farmer.
JOHN, Windsor, sold his rights there 1649, and rem. to Farmington, where he had m. Mary, d. of John Bronson, had Mary, b. 1648; John, 1650; Hepzibah, 1652; all bapt. 23 Oct. 1653; Dorcas, bapt. 4 Feb. 1655; Sarah, 20 Mar. 1659; Joanna, or Hannah, 1663; Elizabeth 1665; and Israel, Mar. 1668; and d. in Sept. of that yr. prob. as his inv. of 7 of that mo. is of rec. with ages of the ch. His wid. m. 1669,[[vol. 4, p. 662]] John Graves of Hatfield, and next lieut. William Alis, and last Samuel Gaylord. Sarah m. 1679, Isaac Graves; Joanna m. 28 June 1683, Joseph Field; Elizabeth m. 1685, Samuel Gunn, all of Hatfield.
JOHN, Woodbury, perhaps eldest s. of the preced. serv. in the Ind. wars 1676 and 7, as in sev. places of Trumbull's Conn. Rec. II. Cothren, p. 754, tells that he came from Stratford, and had Gershom, bapt. 16 Feb. 1680; Sarah, Feb. 1682, Elizabeth Aug. 1685; and Mercy, Apr. 1688.
NATHANIEL, Drochester, s. of Edward, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Spurr of the same, had Nathaniel and Edward, both bapt. 13 Apr. 1684; and Jonathan and Rebecca, both bapt. 19 Oct. foll. perhaps none was tw. but all brot. to the ordin. in right of their mo. Farmer, MS. names THOMAS of New Hampsh. wh. d. 1670, but that is the whole of his story.
WYBORNE, WIBORNE, WEYBORNE, WIBURN, or WYBURN, JAMES, Boston, d. 7 Mar. 1659, says Farmer; but of him I kn. nothing, but that he was s. of the first Thomas, nam. in his will, and prob. unm. JOHN, Boston, younger br. of the preced. rem. to Scituate, there, as Deane shows, had John, b. 1670; but Deane, 384, borrows, from Thomas, Abigail, and other ch. On rem. from B. he gave, by deed of 1671, his prop. then in B. to his mo. Elizabeth Fitch.
THOMAS, Scituate, had come in the Castle, 1638, from Tenterden, Co. Kent, as from the will of Peter Branch in Geneal. Reg. II. 183, is presum. It seems to be that of a fellow-passeng. commit. only ch. under ten yrs. of age to the care of W. wh. had a S. Thomas, James, Elizabeth wh. also was the name of his w. and John and Mary; rem. to Boston bef. 1653, there prob. had Jonathan, wh. d. 10 Dec. of that yr. and Nathaniel, b. 12 Mar. 1655; and d. 2 Oct. 1656. By his will of 12 Sept. preced. pro. 28 Oct. foll. we learn most of the particulars a. the ch. and that he own. half of the windmill in B. wh. he gave to his w. and names three elder s. and two ds. beside Deborah, the inf. d. of his d. Elizabeth wh. had m. 3 Apr. 1655, John Merrick. Of the will, Thomas, and James, the two eldest s. were made excors. and Edward Tyng, and John Hull, his friends, were made overseers. In a note of Geneal. Reg. VI. 289, where is giv. abstr. of this will, the Editor doubts, that the s. Nathaniel was s. of the jr. not sen. Thomas, but in the rec. the name of the mo. is Elizabeth
THOMAS, Boston, s. prob. of the preced. m. 16 Dec. 1657, Abigail, d. of the first Jacob Eliot, had Abigail, b. 6 Jan. 1659; and Thomas, 2 Apr. 1660. By w. Ruth, he had Thomas, 10 Aug. 1663; and John, 25 Sept. 1665; and soon aft. rem. to Scituate.
WYER, or WIER, EDWARD, Charlestown 1658, came from Scotland, m. 5 Jan. 1659, Elizabeth Johnson, d. of William of the same, had Elizabeth b. 10 Nov. foll.; Edward; Robert; and Hannah, all bapt. 23 July 1665; Catharine, 9 Dec. 1666; [[vol. 4, p. 663]] Nathaniel, 21 June 1668; Ruhamah, 25 Dec. 1670; Eleazer, 15 Dec. 1672; Zechariah, 26 Mar. 1676; Sarah, 4 July 1680; and William, 3 Oct. foll.; yet as we find neither f. nor mo. of these inf. to be adm. of Charlestown ch. in Buddington's list, we must choose to consider that good Mr. Symmes had poor rec. or ano. ch. must be presum. to wh. one or the other of the parents belong. He d. 3 May 1693, aged 71, says gr.st.
NATHANIEL, Newbury 1637, rem. aft. not a few yrs. prob. to Nantucket, had w. Sarah, and d. Mary, wh. m. it is said, John Swain; and he d. 1 Mar. 1681. PETER, York 1640 or earlier, adm. freem. of Mass. 1652, made Clk. of the writs. 1665, and reorder of the Province, by the commiss. of our Gen. Ct. 1668; and he must be the same as Weare. ROBERT, Boston, by w. Mary had John, b. 1 Nov. 1646. ROBERT, Charlestown, sec. s. of Edward, had, by w. Ruth, Robert and Timothy, and d. 14 Nov. 1709. His wid. d. 26 Dec. 1742, aged 73.
WILLIAM, Charlestown, youngest br. of the preced. m. 26 Oct. 1701, Eleanor, d. of Thomas Jenner of the same, had Thomas, b. 14 Oct. 1704; Edward, 8 July 1706; William, 11 July 1710; David, 24 Feb. 1712; and Eleanor, 14 July 1714; and he d. Feb. 1749.
WYETH, WITHE, WYTH, or WIETH, BENJAMIN, Hampton 1644, says Farmer, MS. HUMPHREY, Ipswich 1638. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Nicholas of the same, m. 2 Feb. 1682, Deborah, d. of John Ward of Newton, had Elizabeth b. 6 Nov. 1684; Deborah, 20 Nov. 1686; John, 21 Dec. 1688; Jonathan, 3 Mar. 1690; and perhaps others; was freem. 1690. NICHOLAS, Cambridge 1647, brot. from Eng. d. Sarah, wh. m. 11 Dec. 1651, John Fiske of Watertown. Whether he brot. w. is uncert. but if he did, she d. early, and he m. a. 1648, Rebecca, wid. of Thomas Andrews of C. had Mary, b. 18 Jan. 1649; Nicholas, 10 Aug. 1651; Martha, 11 Jan. 1653; John, 15 July 1655; and William, 11 Jan. 1658; all bapt. at C. and d. 19 July 1680, aged 85. Martha, m. 1 Apr. 1672, Thomas Ives.
NICHOLAS, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. Lydia, d. of the sec. David Fiske, wh. d. 10 Mar. 1698, aft. he had rem. to Watertown, and he m. 30 June foll. Deborah Parker, had only ch. Mary, b. 5 July 1699, d. in few days. He and his w. wh. long surv. him, were paupers many yrs. WILLIAM, Cambridge, s. of the first Nicholas, freem. 1690.
WYLEY, WEYLEY, WILLEY, WYLIE, or WILEY, JOHN, Reading, may be the passeng. in the Elizabeth and Ann, aged 25, from London, in May 1635, of wh. I would gladly tell more than is seen in the rec. that he had Susanna, b. 16 July 1655; and Sarah, 4 May 1658. TIMOTHY, Reading, perhaps s. of the preced. was freem. 1691. THOMAS, Dover 1648-69.
WYLLIS. See Willis.
WYMAN, or WEYMAN, BENJAMIN, Woburn, s. of Francis of the same, m. 20 Jan. 1703, Elizabeth d. of Nathaniel Hancock the sec. of Cambridge, had Elizabeth b. 1 May 1705; Benjamin, 17 Dec. 1706, or a few wks. earlier; Lucy, 17 Apr. 1708; Zebediah, June 1709; Eunice, 16 Nov. 1710; Jerusha, 23 July 1712; Tabitha, 7 Apr. 1714; Abijah, 20 Sept. 1715; Catharine, 6 May 1717; Nathaniel, 26 Jan. 1719; Abigail, 26 [[vol. 4, p. 664]] Aug. 1720; Martha, 7 May 1722; Noah, 30 July 1724, d. young; Jonas, 21 July 1725, a soldier at capt. of Louisburg, d. soon aft.; and Reuben, 9 Nov. 1726; and d. 19 Dec. 1735. His wid. m. 22 Aug. 1739, Jonathan Bacon.
DAVID, Woburn, a tanner, s. of John of the same, m. 27 Apr. 1675, Isabel, d. of John Farmer of Concord, had David, b. 29 Mar. 1679, d. in few ds.; Isabel, 5 July 1677; and d. of smallpox, 27 Dec. 1678, or very soon aft.; and his wid. m. 19 Nov. foll. James Blood of Concord. FRANCIS, Woburn, a tanner, one of the thirty-two inhabs. of Charlestown, wh. on 18 Dec. 1640, estab. the town of W. m. 30 Dec. 1644 or 30 Jan. 1645, Judith Pierce of W. b. at Norwich in O. E. d. of John, but of this union was no issue, nor is the time of her d. kn. yet he took sec. w. 2 Oct. 1650, Abigail, d. of William Read of W. had Judith, b. 29 Sept. 1652, d. in few wks.; Francis, a. 1654, d. at 22 yrs.; William, a. 1656; Abigail, wh. m. 2 Jan. 1675, Stephen Richardson; Timothy, 16 Sept. 1661; Joseph, 9 Nov. 1663, wh. d. unm. 24 July 1714; Nathaniel, 25 Nov. 1665; Samuel, 29 Nov. 1667; Thomas, 1 Apr. 1671; Benjamin, 25 Aug. 1674; Stephen, 2 June 1676, d. in few wks.; and Judith, again, 15 Jan. 1679, wh. m. Nathaniel Bacon.
He was an early propr. at Billerica, freem. 1657, and d. 28 or 30 Nov. 1699, aged, perhaps, 82. JACOB, Woburn, a tanner, youngest s. of John of the same, freem. 1690, m. 23 Nov. 1687, Elizabeth d. of Samuel Richardson of the same, had Jacob, b. 11 Sept. foll.; Samuel, 7 Feb. 1690; Elizabeth 5 or 7 Jan. 1691; David, 14 Apr. 1693; Martha, 13 Oct. 1695; Mary, 8 July 1698; John, 11 Dec. 1700, H. C. 1721, d. very soon aft.; Solomon, 24 Apr. 1703, d. at 22 yrs.; Patience, 13 Apr. 1705; Ebenezer, 5 May 1707, H. C. 1731, min. of Union, Conn.; Isaiah, 28 Feb. 1709; Peter, 27 Sept. 1711; and Daniel, 27 May 1715. His w. d. 21 Nov. 1739, and he m. 4 Feb. foll. Elizabeth Coggin of W. and d. 31 Mar. 1742. JOHN, Woburn, a tanner, was one of the inhabs. of Charlestown, that formed the town of W. m. 5 Nov. 1644, Sarah, d. of Miles Nutt of W. had Samuel, b. 20 Sept. 1646, d. in few ds.; John, 28 Mar. 1648; Sarah, 15 Apr. 1650, wh. m. 15 Dec. 1669, Joseph Walker of Billerica; Solomon, 26 Feb. 1652; David, 7 Apr. 1654; Elizabeth 18 Jan. 1656, d. young; Bathsheba, 6 Oct. 1658, wh. m. 30 May 1677, Nathaniel Tay; Jonathan, 13 July 1661; Seth, 3 Aug. 1663; and Jacob; was a lieut. and d. 9 May 1684. His wid. m. 25 Aug. foll. Thomas Fuller of W.
JOHN, Woburn, s. of the preced. m. 1671, Mary, eldest d. of Rev. Thomas Carter of the same, had John, b. 23 Apr. 1672; and Mary, 25 June 1674; was one of the troop under the brave Capt. Thomas Prentice, and was k. by the Ind. in Dec. 1675, in the Narraganset Country, and his wid. m. 31 Oct. foll. Nathaniel Batchelder of Hampton. Ano. JOHN of Woburn, wheelwright, whose [[vol. 4, p. 665]] f. is no seen, m. 14 Dec. 1685, Hannah, d. of John Farrar of the same, had John, b. 16 Nov. 1686; Thomas, 25 Mar. 1689; Jasper, 6 Jan. 1692; Nathan, 8 Jan. 1696; Hannah, Aug. 1703; Ann, 10 Apr. 1705; Rachel, 24 Oct. 1707; and he d. 19 Apr. 1728.
JONATHAN, Woburn, s. of the first John, m. 29 July 1689, Abigail, d. of James Fowle of the same, wh. d. in few mos. and he m. 31 July foll. Hannah, d. of Peter Fowle of W. had Abigail, b. 1 June 1691; Hannah, 2 Nov. 1694; Mary, 26 Jan. 1697; Elizabeth 15 Feb. 1701; Jonathan, 13 Sept. 1704; Sarah, 18 Aug. 1706; and Zechariah, 19 July 1709; was freem. 1690; and d. 15 Dec. 1636.
NATHANIEL, Woburn, s. of Francis of the same, m. 28 June 1692, Mary Winn, perhaps d. of Increase of W. had Nathaniel, b. 23 May foll.; Mary, 28 May 1694; Abigail, 5 Oct. 1695; Ruth, 17 Apr. 1697; Hannah, 23 Apr. 1699; Elizabeth 11 Nov. 1700; Phebe, 11 June 1702; Rebecca, 14 Apr. 1704; Joanna, 25 July 1705; Increase, 1 Mar. 1707; Sarah, 21 Aug. 1710; Kezia, 5 Apr. 1713; and he d. 8 Dec. 1717. His wid. m. 30 Nov. 1720, John Locke of W. SAMUEL, Woburn, br. of the preced. m. 1692, Rebecca, d. of Matthew Johnson of the same, had Rebecca, b. 11 Nov. 1693; Abigail, 5 Feb. 1695; Hannah, 10 Dec. 1696; Sarah, 2 Feb. 1698; Samuel, 18 Mar. 1700; Oliver, 5 Sept. 1701; Lydia, 1 Jan. 1703; Patience, 9 Jan. 1705; Matthew, 3 Aug. 1707; and Esther, 25 Feb. 1609, wh. liv. 100 yrs. less one month; and he d. 17 May 1725. SETH, Woburn, s. of the first John of the same, m. 17 Dec. 1685, Esther, d. of William Johnson of the same, had Seth, b. 13 Sept. 1686; Esther, 25 Oct. 1688; Sarah, 17 Jan. 1690; Jonathan, Nov. 1693, d. at two mos.; Susanna, 30 June 1695; Abigail, 6 Feb. 1698; and Love, 14 Feb. 1701; was freem. 1690; and d. 26 Oct. 1715.
His wid. d. 31 Mar. 1742. STEPHEN, spell. Wayman, was in the Narraganset serv. Feb. 1676, but of what town, or in whose comp. I kn. not, nor any thing further of him. THOMAS, Boston, by the diligent inq. in the Geneal. Reg. III. 34, call. a tailor, said to have serv. in the Narraganset winter campaign 1675 and 6, and to have had Thomas, Daniel, Mary, Sarah, and Abigail, but dates of b. could not be found by him. At first, it is said, the name was Weymouth.
THOMAS, Woburn, s. of Francis of the same, m. 5 May 1696, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Richardson of the same, had Thomas, b. 12 May 1697; Josiah, 18 Mar. 1700; Phineas, 1701; Timothy, 1 Mar. 1702; Benjamin, 12 June 1704; John, 6 July 1706; Mary, 10 Mar. 1708; Aaron, 6 Dec. 1709; Eleazer, 13 Apr. 1712; Nathaniel, 18 May 1716; Elizabeth 19 Dec. 1718; and he d. 4 Sept. 1731. His wid. m. 17 Aug. 1733, Josiah Winn of W.
TIMOTHY, Woburn, br. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Hannah, b. 7 July 1688; Timothy, 5 Apr. 1691; Solomon, 24 Oct. 1693; Joseph, 1 Nov. 1695; Eunice, [[vol. 4, p. 666]] 24 Feb. 1697; Ann, 26 Mar. 1700; Judith, 16 June 1702; Elizabeth 11 Mar. 1704; Ebenezer, 21 Mar. 1706; Esther; Elizabeth; and Prudence, 8 Mar. 1709; in wh. yr. he d. WILLIAM, Woburn, elder br. of the preced. m. Prudence, d. perhaps of Thomas Putnam of Salem, had William, b. 18, d. 20. 1683; Prudence, 26 Dec. foll.; William, again, 15 Jan. 1685; Thomas, 23 Aug. 1687; Elizabeth 5 July 1689, d. next yr.; Francis, 10 July 1691; Joshua, 3 Jan. 1693; a d. 1694, d. very soon; Edward, 10 Jan. 1696; Elizabeth again. 16 Feb. 1698; Deliverance, 28 Feb. 1700; and James, 16 Mar. 1702; was freem. 1690, and d. 1705. Farmer in 1834 counts the gr. of this name, seven at Harv. and two at other N. E. coll.
WYTHERDEN. See Witherden.
YALE, DAVID, Boston, came prob. with his f.-in-law, Gov. Eaton, in 1637, by w. Ursula (perhaps brot. from Wales, where was the home of his f. David, yet more prob. that he took her in Boston, tho. we kno. not her f.) had Elizabeth b. May 1644, d. in few wks.; David, 18 Sept. 1645; Theophilus, 14 Jan. 1652, and soon aft. rem. perhaps home to Eng. He own. some ld. at New Haven, and may have liv. there two or three yrs. and even have had Joseph there, as on p. 24 of the "Yale fam." is presum. tho. to me is seems not prob. how Farmer was led to make him freem. 1640, is strange, for his name is not on the list, nor was he a mem. of the ch. of B. but he sympathiz. with the oppon. of our commun. wh. prob. induc. him to abandon our country. Gov. Hopkins wh. had m. his sis. Ann, in his will, made at London, 17 Mar. 1657, left him L200.
ELIHU, New Haven, s. of the first Thomas, as Dr. Stiles positively says, tho. in more recent times, some at New Haven have doubted it, and offer very good presumpt. that he was s. of David, quot. the entry of the Merch. Taylor's sch. in London, where he was adm. 1 Sept. 1662, went home in his youth, and a. 1678, preceed. to the E. Indies, there resid. twenty yrs. and went home with large est. and three ds. two of wh. m. into noble fams. and he d. in London, 22 July 1721. His monum. is at Wrexham, in Co. Denbigh, bordering on Cheshire. The assid. antiquary, N. B. Shurtleff, in Geneal. Reg. IV. 245, in a brief, but comprehens. notice, slightly varying from Stiles, that is giv. in note to Winthrop II. 217, shows how he was Gov. of the E. I. comp. and by his munificent legacy gain. the endur. credit, of founder of the flourish. instit. of Yale College in his native city.
JOHN, New Haven, eldest s. of Thomas of the same, is in the list of proprs. 1685, and that was all that could be seen of him bef. the appear. of the Geneal. 1850, by a descend. of the same ancest. In that tract we learn, that, by w. Rebecca, whose surname is not told, he had John, b. 3 June 1694, when both parents had acquir. mature age (and of this s. it is carefully told, [[vol. 4, p. 667]] that he d. 11 Dec. 1711, aged 17 yrs. 6 mos. and 7 ds); Elihu, 30 Mar. 1696; Abigail, 16 Nov. 1697; and David, 8 Oct. 1699; and d. 16 Dec. 1711, so few days aft. his s. of the same name, aged 65. His wid. d. 17 Oct. 1734, aged 78.
NATHANIEL, New Haven, s. of Thomas of the same, was a propr. 1685, but little more was kn. of him, until in the fam. geneal. it is relat. that he m. 21 Oct. 1692, Ruth, d. of Hon. James Bishop, had David, b. 25 Sept. 1693; James, 31 July 1695, d. at 4 yrs.; Ann, 21 Aug. 1697; and Nathaniel, 31 Dec. 1702; and d. 29 Oct. 1730. His wid. d. June 1738 or 9, the Geneal. leav. the yr. uncert. THEOPHILUS, Boston, s. of David of the same, had very slight connex. I believe, at any time, with his native place, exc. that, in 1675, he advanc. passage-money for Edward Kidder, a shoemaker of Derbysh. to come over, wh. should serve therefor four yrs.
THOMAS, New Haven, s. of David, b. in Wales, came prob. in 1637 to Boston, with Theophilus Eaton, wh. had m. for his sec. w. the wid. mo. of Thomas, and with his f.-in-law, went in 1638 to plant at New Haven; there sign. the planta. covenant, 1639, m. Mary, eldest d. of Capt. Nathaniel Turner, had John, b. a. 1645; Thomas, a. 1646; Elihu, said by Dr. Stiles to have been b. 5 Apr. 1648, but some doubt, whether he was s. of Thomas, or even b. in New Haven, suggest. that he may have been s. of the br. David, or even br. but the town rec. contains not the b. of either of the three; Mary, 16 Oct. 1650; Nathaniel, 3 Jan. 1653; Martha, 6 May 1655, bapt. 18 Mar. 1660, wh. d. under 16 yrs.; Abigail, 5 May 1660, bapt. perhaps, 22 July foll.; Hannah, 6 July 1662; and Elizabeth 29 Jan. 1667; was rep. 1672, and d. 27 Mar. 1683. His est. by inv. of 7 May foll. was L479. and in 1684 it was distrib. to the wid. three s. (Elihu not nam. but he may have declin. to partake) and four ds. of wh. Mary had m. Jan. 1673, Joseph Ives; Hannah, m. 9 May 1682, Enos Talmadge; and Elizabeth m. 30 July 1688, Joseph Pardee.
His wid. d. 15 Oct. 1704. THOMAS, New Haven, s. of the preced. was made freem. 1668, m. 11 Dec. 1667, Rebecca, d. of William Gibbard, had Hannah, b. 27 July 1669; and rem. to Wallingford, had there Rebecca, 2 Oct. 1671; Elizabeth 25 July 1673; Theophilus, 13 Nov. 1675; Thomas, 20 Mar. 1679; Nathaniel, 12 July 1681; Mary, 27 Aug. 1684, d. under 19 yrs.; and John, 8 Dec. 1687; took sec. w. 8 Feb. 1689, Sarah, d. of John Nash, wh. d. 27 May 1716, and he took third w. 31 July foll. but had no ch. by either, and d. 26 Jan. 1736.
YARDLEY, JOHN, Braintree 1688, as found by Felt.
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